Research at the Division of Neurogeriatrics

We investigate neurodegenerative disorders from different perspec­tives, emphasizing the integration of basic neuroscience research with clinical research and molecular genetics.

Diseases that we are studying include Alzheimer Disease, Frontotemporal Dementia, CADASIL and Spinal cord injury. Research topics include metabolism of the amyloid β-peptide (Aβ), mitochondrial dysfunction, inflammation, protein aggregation, genetic and environmental risk factors as well as biomarkers

Research Groups

The division consists of 16 research groups who describe their research at the following pages:

Group leader

Research Focus

Jaan-Olle Andressoo

Maria Ankarcrona

Mitochondrial dysfunction in Alzheimer disease

Angel Cedazo-Minguez Mechanisms behind risk factors for Alzheimer disease
André Fisahn Neuronal synchronisation and network dynamics in health and neurodegenerative diseases
Caroline Graff Translational genetics in neurodegenerative disease
Zhu Jie

Neuroinflammation and Neuroimmunity

Jan Johansson / Anna Rising

The laboratory of protein assembly

Jan Johansson: Protein biochemistry for medical applications

Anna Rising: Spider silk biology for biomedical applications

Henrik Biverstål: Biophysics and structural biology of protein missfolding

Helena Karlström Notch3 and the cerebral small vessel disease CADASIL– from molecular mechanisms to treatment strategies
Maria Lindskog  
Per Nilsson The role of autophagy in Aβ metabolism and neurodegeneration in Alzheimer disease
Marianne Schultzberg Neuroinflammation in Alzheimer disease
  Åke Seiger: Neuro-rehabilitation
Erik Sundström/ Elisabet Åkesson

Erik Sundström: Neural Cell Therapy and Repair

Elisabet Åkesson: Human Neural Lesion, Repair and Rehab

Lars Tjernberg

Pathogenic pathways in Alzheimer Disease

Susanne Frykman: Synaptic Degeneration

Sophia Schedin Weiss: APP processing and Abeta localization at super-resolution and glycan biomarkers for Alzheimer disease

Bengt Winblad

Homira Behbahani: Studies to understand the biological mechanisms of cell degeneration in Alzheimer disease (AD) and CADASIL, and NGF as a potential treatment strategy

Abdul KH Mohammed:Ethics in Human Brain Research and Successful Aging Studies

Pavel Pavlov: Molecular chaperone network and neurodegeneration

Anders Wimo: Health Economics